TShAO and CorSt are observational bases with good astroclimate up to 100 photometric nights per year, high transparency of atmosphere, negligible light pollution and turbulence (average FWHM=3″). Such astroclimate conditions and location near Almaty make TShAO and CorSt a convenient observational base for major astronomical research. Availability of automated 1-meter telescope and the Internet permits TShAO to participate in the international projects. 1-meter telescope is used for photometric investigation of variable stars in Milky Way, eclipsing systems with moving apsis line, eclipsing stars with pulsing component; programs on exoplanets and white dwarfs are being implemented.
Prospective modernization and automation of the second 1-meter telescope will expand TShAO opportunities.
TShAO relates to the strategic sites of space industry (Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated June 30, 2008 № 651).